up the wooden hill to bedfordshire

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Upstairs, to prepare for bed.

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  • The phrase was a coy way of encouraging children to get ready for bed. They would no doubt also have been exhorted to 'pop into their jim jams' and be enticed with the promise of being tucked up and read a bedtime story. phrases.org.uk
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Submitted on January 01, 2020

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